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    Quote Originally Posted by spieszak View Post
    how'd the bucket fair after all that?
    The bucket was fine. The acid didn't appear to weaken the bucket at all.

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    cool... with so much reaction going on, i guess it would worry me a bit that the bucket could leech crap into the water, or just give up from stress...
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    Quote Originally Posted by spieszak View Post
    cool... with so much reaction going on, i guess it would worry me a bit that the bucket could leech crap into the water, or just give up from stress...
    Well, from what I saw and researched, the acid will neutralize anything that's leached. As far as weakening the bucket, I could see that, but I saw this exact experiment done on things that are made of far weaker material, and they were just fine. But who knows, it might just take several acid washes before it takes a toll on the bucket.

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    the acid will neutralize anything that's leached
    didn't think about that.
    I've read about a bunch of people doing it, just haven't seen pictures. The pictures made the reaction look a lot more violent than I expected. Nice to see them to kind of know what to expect if I ever felt I needed to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spieszak View Post
    cool... with so much reaction going on, i guess it would worry me a bit that the bucket could leech crap into the water, or just give up from stress...
    FWIW, I clean my parts with muriatic acid exactly how Andrew described. I put my hand into it without much of a thought. It itches a bit but rinsing your skin with water removes the acid and I've never had a reddened reaction or anything from doing this. I dont recommend ever doing this but just wanted to give people an idea of how reactive diluted muriatic acid is. Its very effective but wont immediately melt your skin either.

    Andrew, Your tank is looking awesome and your last goodie package was a nice one. Keep the updates coming

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    Looks great you guys did such a nice job on the stand and canopy!
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    Never heard of the muriatic acid bath for rocks until recently.

    I can see its benefits though.

    However,
    If the purpose of the acid bath is remove an phosphates etc that will leach from the rocks, did you rinse it in RODI water after the acid bath, or not?
    If not, are you not worried about the phosphates in your tap water being absorbed by your newly acid washed rock?
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    this is awesome congrats on finishing it

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    Quote Originally Posted by trido View Post
    FWIW, I clean my parts with muriatic acid exactly how Andrew described. I put my hand into it without much of a thought. It itches a bit but rinsing your skin with water removes the acid and I've never had a reddened reaction or anything from doing this. I dont recommend ever doing this but just wanted to give people an idea of how reactive diluted muriatic acid is. Its very effective but wont immediately melt your skin either.

    Andrew, Your tank is looking awesome and your last goodie package was a nice one. Keep the updates coming
    there are different concentrations of muratic acid. I can't get the stuff used to etch concrete at my local hardware anymore, and the new stuff is called "safer". there is a HUGE differnce! I have completly melted rock with the old stuff inside and hour a 1/10 or 1/15 ratio. I must assume drewski used the new stuff if you soaked for 2 hours, right??

    very very nice build and build thread by the way. I'll be happy to follow along!
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    Is there any danger breathing the fumes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC2 View Post
    Is there any danger breathing the fumes?
    I've never used it but Duane (trido) has posted about it before. So, here is a cut and paste, and link to the caution he gave the last time I asked about it
    Wear safety goggles and don't breathe the vapors straight from the bottle. If you spill it straight onto your skin it can or will burn you. I used it a lot doing brick work as a job and have had it on my skin on many many occasions and a water rinse right away otherwise it will leave a burning stinging sensation. I use it because I get tired of using a gallon of vinegar at a time, and then waiting for such a slow process to happen. Muriatic acid works very fast if you make a strong solution. As little as 15 minutes for heavily encrusted equipment.

    It can be dangerous for your skin and respiratory system if care isn't used with it.
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    Great looking stand! What are the measurements?
    Like the way it's a little bigger than tank.

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    nice stand. do you have any woodwork experience? i've always wanted to build me a stand that looks nice. lol i stopped with just raw 2x4 putting together

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    Great looking tank!

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